Titans general manager Floyd Reese was hired Tuesday by the New England Patriots as their senior football adviser, he will be replace Scott Pioli who left to be come Kanasa City's GM. Nick Caserio, the director of player personnel, will manage the personnel department's daily operations, while Reese will handle contracts and other duties.
"It's as thrilling as it can get," Reese said. "The opportunities most of the time are in areas or with teams that are broken, unable to win, don't have quarterbacks, don't have backing, maybe have issues with stadiums or facilities, fan support, whatever it may be. This opportunity is so at the opposite end of the spectrum from all of that. None of those things are broken. They're all in very good shape. It's going to be my role to come in and help however I can."
Reese has spent 32 years in player personnel and coaching in the NFL and served from 1994 to 2006 as general manager of the Houston Oilers and then the Titans when the Oilers moved to Tennessee. He spent the last two years as an ESPN analyst. Reese's first pro coaching job was as strength and conditioning coach for Detroit in 1975. He later became an assistant with San Francisco, Minnesota and the Oilers. From 1990 through 1993 he was the Oilers' assistant general manager.